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  • Neck Pain Can Cause Headaches

    I found an old abcnews.com article, titled “Headaches: What a Pain in the Neck.” It explains in a very reader friendly way how posture, muscle weakness and tightness, and bad habits can contribute to neck pain and eventually headaches. Cervicogenic headaches, as they’re called, are headaches that stem from some

  • Acupuncture for Headache Relief

    Acupuncture is a centuries old form of Chinese medicine that uses small needles to help open and balance energy channels throughout the body.When the channels are open and balanced, life force energy, or Chi, can flow freely and keep the organs, muscles, hormones, and mind functioning well. Acupuncture has been

  • References

    Lipton R, Stewart W, Diamond S, et al. Prevalence and Burden of Migraine in the United States: Data from the American Migraine Study II. Headache. 2001; 41:646-657. National Headache Foundation Web site. Ed. Suzanne Simons. Sep. 2001. Von Korff M, Stewart W, Simon D, Lipton R. Migraine and Reduced Work

  • What Is Migraine Mentors At Work?

    Migraine Mentors at Work is an educational initiative developed to raise awareness of migraine in the workplace and offers people who suffer from migraine encouragement and information on how to manage the illness – a combination that could result in reduced disability for the employee and reduced medical costs for

  • What Can I Do To Help Minimize The Impact of Migraine On My Business?

    Although migraine can be a serious medical condition there are recommended steps that you can take to help your employees manage their attacks. 1. Promote awareness Include migraine in your worksite wellness lunch-and-learn sessions. Encourage migraine sufferers to seek more effective care if their condition is not being treated adequately.

  • How Can I Help Bring Down Costs Associated with Migraine?

    New advances in the understanding and treatment of migraine offer many options to provide relief. An accurate diagnosis and matching the right drug treatment with the severity of the person’s attacks are crucial elements in controlling healthcare spending. It is important to be sure that your company’s health plan is

  • Isn’t Migraine Just A Bad Headache?

    It’s important to understand that migraine is not “just a bad headache.” Migraine is a chronic, recurrent, and often debilitating medical condition6 that requires proper diagnosis and treatment. Migraine attacks: Are characterized by throbbing pain, ranging from mild to severe, usually felt on one side of the head.7 Last at

  • How Does Migraine Affect My Bottom Line?

    Migraine, like other chronic health conditions, takes a tremendous toll on employers. An estimated $13 billion a year can be attributed to the lost workdays and decreased productivity of migraine sufferers,4 and at least $1 billion is attributed to direct medical costs, such as emergency room visits and pharmacy costs.4

  • How Does Migraine Affect My Employees?

    Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine -women three times more often than men¹-resulting in a decrease in productivity and an annual loss of 157 million workdays from the pain and associated symptoms.2 In one three-month study³, researchers asked 122 migraine sufferers with regular paid employment to keep a daily

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